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Old 03-11-2014, 22:44   #1
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4th Gen Glock 22 or 35

I am considering either a 4th Gen Glock 22 or 35. I already have a G23 for carry so I am kind of leaning towards the 35. This would be my House go to pistol plus range gun primarily.

Thoughts? The 35 has the Illusion of being so long, despite being same size as 1911.
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Old 03-11-2014, 23:03   #2
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I am considering either a 4th Gen Glock 22 or 35. I already have a G23 for carry so I am kind of leaning towards the 35.
Since you already have the G23 (with 4-inch barrel), the best source of new capability would come from a G35 (with 5.3-inch barrel). With any Gen4 nowadays, you'll get two (M and L) non-beavertail backstraps, as well two beavertail backstraps...plus three Gen4 magazines.

As long as you do not acquire a Blue Label LE-market G35, you will also get the 4.5-lbf connector, extended slide stop lever, and click-adjustable poly rear sights. Those are characteristics not provided with your G23, nor would they be with a new Gen4 G22.

BTW, the Gen4 G35 weighs less than 2-oz more than the Gen4 G22. The slide is lightened by a cutout behind the front sight, in order to increase slide recoil velocity for reliable functioning (but not in order to "better balance" the weight, as some think). Most find the added length to be beneficial.

However, the Gen4 G22 is still a favorite of mine.

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Old 03-11-2014, 23:05   #3
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Your logic is sound, go with the G35. It's a great pistol, the slide is long. But, like you said, it is no longer than a Government Model. Change the sights and, get a good holster and, you'll be happy.
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Old 03-12-2014, 00:49   #4
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I'd go with the G35 out of the two, though I'd much rather have a G34.
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:00   #5
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35 get's my vote.
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:26   #6
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Being you already have a 23, I'd get the 35 for sure. You'll love it!
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:59   #7
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Definitely the 35.
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:56   #8
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G35 for sure. I bought a LNIB G35 this week and really like it. My G22 is feeling vulnerable to being sold. You are right, it isn't as long as people often think.
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:18   #9
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Thanks for the input. I would have to swap out the connector and the sights would be non-adjustable because it would be Blue Label Glock.
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I don't like the adjustable factory sight or the extended magazine release on the G35. Replace those and you have an awesome pistol. I prefer Gen 3 myself because of the better trigger.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:38   #11
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I bought a G35 when they first came out so that model gets my vote especially since you already shoot that caliber.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:53   #12
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I'm voting for the 22 bc i feel like being special

I really just hate the look of the long slides. I have never seen the need for it. They both carry the same number of rounds... why do ppl buy these? just for the longer sight radius?

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Old 03-12-2014, 11:28   #13
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I really just hate the look of the long slides. I have never seen the need for it. They both carry the same number of rounds... why do ppl buy these? just for the longer sight radius?
Several positive advantages may be realized from the longer slide and barrel models, listed here in no particular order:

- Longer sight radius
- Balance shifts toward muzzle
- Higher bullet velocity
- Lower muzzle blast and flash.

I think that the 5.3-in G35 is almost ideal...the 6-in G24 is almost pushing it too much!

It's also worth mentioning that the non-Blue Label G35 comes standard with the 4.5-lbf connector, extended slide stop lever, and adjustable poly rear sights...your G22 suggestion does not.

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Old 03-12-2014, 12:10   #14
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Several positive advantages may be realized from the longer slide and barrel models, listed here in no particular order:

- Longer sight radius
- Balance shifts toward muzzle
- Higher bullet velocity
- Lower muzzle blast and flash.

I think that the 5.3-in G35 is almost ideal...the 6-in G24 is almost pushing it too much!

It's also worth mentioning that the non-Blue Label G35 comes standard with the 4.5-lbf connector, extended slide stop lever, and adjustable poly rear sights...your G22 suggestion does not.
Fair enough... that isn't really anything I personally care about but it isn't bad stuff.

The sight radius is 1.06" longer (about the same as the dif between the 27 and 22). This definitely could help.

Balance toward muzzle... ok. You can swing it a little better maybe and possibly get some help with recoil.

Higher muzzle velocity... its 40-50fps. Don't care.

Adjustable sights... it would be cheaper to buy the 22 and the $20 adjustable sights. And then they both have them. If you are into those.

If you are OK with the size of them or you are using it for competitions that is great. Otherwise I just don't see the value. Like i said, that is just my personal taste.

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Old 03-12-2014, 12:41   #15
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I have two gen4 35s and love the guns. The gun is great to shoot and a extremely accurate. I have a new gen3 23 that may never shoot again (and selling). I purchased a kkm 35 and 40 to 9 conversion and couldn't be happier. I actually shoot it as a 9mm more than 35 due to the cost of 9mm. I have probably 1500 rounds with nothing more than barrel and magazines and have had not a single issue. I think you get the best of all world with a glock 35.
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:17   #16
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G35 Gen4 for the WIN!
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:23   #17
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G35!!

Since you didn't indicate that you'd be carrying it, I would recommend the G35. Very nice to shoot, and you can convert it to shoot 9x19 or .357SIG with barrel/RSA/magazine swaps.

Someone asked about the G34/1911 comparison a little while back, and I posted these in response. Hope they help you out with your decision!

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Old 03-15-2014, 07:32   #18
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G35 is my vote as well. I have a Gen4 G35 (mine also is a blue label). I suppose I should get a lighter connector for mine. It's been a great gun so far.

The one drawback to the 35 over a 22 is holsters. I actually carry mine from time to time (it's the same length as a 1911 and lighter). When holster shopping you have to ensure that they are completely open at the muzzle, or made specifically for a 35 which are more rare. Not a big drawback, but there it is. Enjoy!
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:42   #19
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I'd go G35, well that's what I did. I got a Gen4 23 and 35, figured there wasn't a big size difference between the 22 and 23 plus I think the 35 just looks good. Add a good weapons light to it and you're set.

The 35 has a lot going for it, as it makes for a good home defense gun, competition gun if you ever want to dabble in that, plus with the longer barrel you really can get good velocities. On that note, most factory ammo uses somewhat faster burning powder which is why you only see maybe 30-50 fps increase in the G35, but if you handload and use a good slower burning powder it's possible to hit 1,275+ fps with a 180gr JHP, which is squarely in 10mm territory.
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Old 07-19-2014, 14:09   #20
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I too am soon to buy a blue label 35 Gen 4.
What are the differences between blue label and non?

All my Glocks have Glock night sights. Is there any reason NOT to install Glock night sights on the 35? It comes with adjustable sights, which I assume are plastic.

I have a Gen 3 27 and the 35 will replace the Gen 3 23 that I just gave to my son as a house warming present.
I plan to buy a Safariland ALS 35 holster for OWB carry.
I just picked up a used AA. 22LR conversion kit, for it, today.

cmill, how do you like the KKM 40-9 barrel? Is it worth the extra $$ over a LW?
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